Oil companies in the Gulf of Mexico have evacuated hundreds of production platforms and shut off 92% of the region’s crude production as Hurricane Nate moves toward the US Gulf Coast, the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement has said.
Producers have evacuated personnel from 302 manned platforms, about 41% of such facilities in the Gulf, and drilling companies have evacuated 13 offshore drilling facilities and moved 16 dynamically positioned rigs out of the path of the storm.
Forty-three oil companies have stopped producing about 1.62 million barrels of oil a day and 2.5 million cubic feet of gas per day, about 77 percent of the region’s gas production, BSEE estimates.
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